Experts warn of the “cocainization” of Paraguay

The recent murder of prosecutor Marcelo Pecci draws attention to the problem of drug trafficking in Paraguay. DW consulted experts who give a disturbing diagnosis of the situation and its political impact.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Violence shakes Paraguay. This Sunday (05.22.2022) the mayor of the northern city of Pedro Juan Caballero, which is considered a focus of smuggling and drug trafficking, was buried. He had been shot on May 17, just seven days after the murder of Paraguayan prosecutor Marcelo Pecci.

Although, in the first of the cases, the background of the crime is not so clear, in the second, the main hypotheses that are considered are all related to drug trafficking or money laundering, which were the main matters investigated by the fiscal.

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